Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More olde tech

Back in high school, I bought this lovely TI calculator. It cost about $80. (That was a lot of money back then! It still is a lot of money now.) In those days, I thought I would grow up to be an engineer. (My brother did.)

The choice was between TI and HP. The latter used some kind of "Reverse Polish Logic" - which I couldn't figure out. The hard-core math types chose those. (My realtor friend Jack uses an HP. They had business models as well as scientific models.)

So yes, it is now in a land fill somewhere near Denver. It broke and it certainly wasn't worth the effort or money to fix it. Besides, I don't have much need for sine and cosine functions these days.


The Lone Beader said...

To this day, I still use the TI calculator my father bought me when I was a kid. It has similar functions that yours had. I love it, and I don't think it will ever make it to the landfill..

Paul Merrill said...

Alas, I was sad to resign mine to that fate.

Rob said...

I remember back in the late 70's I had a TI and it was pretty thin. Someone I knew, 10 years later, showed me a calculator from like 20 years before that was half the size of a shoebox. I think it was TI. I think there's museums for this kind of stuff.